Make a memory and see some spectacular fall foliage at Weston Observatory

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My husband and daughter, enjoying pumpkin soup and a paper airplane at a fall foliage viewing extravaganza, many moons ago, at Weston Observatory.
My husband and daughter, enjoying pumpkin soup and a paper airplane at a fall foliage viewing extravaganza, many moons ago, at Weston Observatory.

MANCHESTER, NHManchester Historic Association is opening the Weston Observatory again this fall for two weekends for a breathtaking aerial view of the city under the influence of fall foliage.

Oct. 3-4 and Oct. 10-11 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family.

Visitors may climb to the top of the Weston Observatory located behind Derryfield Park for photo ops and some cardio.

Weston Observatory
Weston Observatory

Weston Observatory was built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and governor of New Hampshire. The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck. Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open for two weekends in October during peak foliage season. Picnic tables will be available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while experiencing one of Manchester’s best kept secrets.

Please note that the Observatory is not accessible for people in wheelchairs or who have walking disabilities.

And – not coincidence – this will also be your first opportunity to purchase your 2015 Manchester Historic Association Collectible Ornament featuring the Weston Observatory. Ornaments will be available for $21.95.

Note: October 3 is also AARP Day at the Weston Observatory. That means AARP members receive a discount of $5 on admission to the Weston Observatory (cannot be combined with MHA member discount). Please remember to bring your current AARP card to be eligible for the discount.


The details
October 3-4 and October 10-11, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day
$10 per person or $25 per family
$5 off for Manchester Historic Association members
Limited parking will be available in front of the Weston Observatory off of Oak Hill Ave.

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